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Green Bullet (9th Anniversary) - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Bullet (9th Anniversary)
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87
very good

147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-08-2011)
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Photo of tdmccarthy
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

tdmccarthy, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Greywulfken
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: somewhere between deep gold and pale amber with an ivory head as-big-as-you-want-it that'll leave plenty of lace down the glass

S: rich and sweet malts are perfumed with lots of lightly floral and herbal hops with a distinct, like, "clean" aroma - the air-dried linens of the hop world; as it warmed the malts asserted themselves a bit more, bring forth a heartier and chewier, caramel character and sweetness, while the hops remained bitter, suggestive of pine and deep, earthy musk

T: the malts suggest pale fruits and fresh grains from breezy fields with clean air and sunshine; crisp hops are floral, bright, and fresh - everything about this tastes fresh and clean and new

M: medium-light feeling, ample carbonation, very clean-finishing; crisp and light (in a triple IPA!), with a mellow but undeniably perfect bittering and drying finish

O: awesome - how this is a TIPA is beyond me - there is nothing thick or cloying or heavy-handed about this at all - almost like a marriage between a pilsener and an IPA - dangerously drinkable, extremely tasty - a real delight

Greywulfken, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Nugganooch
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Stone Brew

11-05-11 – Bitter Saturday
*10oz tulip

A: Pours a clear and lighter copper color with some foamy white stuff adorned on top. Clingy lace.

S: Aromas are a bit muted here and hard to pull out. From what I can smell is catty with hops. Sort of musky and sweet. Some fruity tart yeast comes through as well.

T: Taste is a direct assault of hops at first. Sticky florals and some hempy herbs. Resinous but gives way to a decent amount of caramel malt backing here. Slight sweetness. ABV’s masked very well at 10.1%. Tasty and kind of reminds me of the Imperial only on malt roids.

M: Medium body to almost lighter feel for a big ol DIPA. Creamy with a sticky resinous hop mouthcoat and a bit of dryness comes out in the finish.

D: This is almost what the Imperial IPA should have been. A bit more chewy caramel body on it with that same intense hoppiness. Lowers the drinkability factor for me somewhat . All in all practices some decent balance at such big numbers.

This is their 9th Anniversary IPA? I guess they are calling it a Triple. Well glad to see Green Flash getting back to their hoppy roots. Not their best showing but a decent DIPA.

Nugganooch, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of eulerthegrape
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

eulerthegrape, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Pecan
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Pecan, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of AlexChillton
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

AlexChillton, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of Ristaccia
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Ristaccia, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of nanobrew
4/5  rDev +2.6%

nanobrew, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Jeffrey2310
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Jeffrey2310, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of aorloski
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

aorloski, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of SaxmanRick
4.25/5  rDev +9%

SaxmanRick, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of jriggins6
4/5  rDev +2.6%

jriggins6, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of cvm4
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Body has a golden orange hue and a frothy eggshell head.

S - Light citrus notes and slightly sweet malts. Not a huge nose to this on my end as it seems rather muted.

T - Sugary grapefruit and bready malts with a bitter finish.

M - Medium carbonation, light body and a dry finish.

O - Definitely not the best IPA out of the Green Flash portfolio.

cvm4, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of kornkid8600
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

kornkid8600, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of rkarimi
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

rkarimi, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of beerman999999
4.25/5  rDev +9%

beerman999999, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Nage37
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Nage37, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Dave1999
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Dave1999, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Neffbeer
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Neffbeer, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Elfastball7
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Elfastball7, Sep 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

bmmortale, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of lilsmizzul1225
4/5  rDev +2.6%

lilsmizzul1225, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of rand
2.88/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Small Bar, poured into short goblet

A: Orange-amber in color, clear...little head or lacing.

S: Huge scents if citrus and ripened tropical fruit, primarily guava. Big guava. Sugary malts back things up, propelled by ample alcohol volatiles. Big nose all around.

T: The tropical/citrus notes hit right away, but the hops are way more bitter than the nose would lead you to think. Astringent...bitingly bitter. The malt-backbone is huge, and very sugary, but doesn't seem to mesh with the hop profile. Resin-y and vinous and rough around the edges.

M: Oily and viscous. Could use a bit more carbonation to wash down the oily residue.

At the front of the first sip I thought this was going to be a delicious brew, but as I parsed the huge flavors I liked it less and less. Aspects of the beer are tasty, but the overall profile is disjointed.

rand, Nov 24, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

SteeleWright, Oct 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

sailorastro, Jan 02, 2013
Green Bullet (9th Anniversary) from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.